FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 17, 2010) – Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, which catered the original luncheon at the opening of Fort Worth Alliance Airport on Dec. 14, 1989, has opened a 4,200 square-foot restaurant at Heritage Marketplace at Alliance Town Center in north Fort Worth. It is the company’s sixth location.
Since 1983 Cousin’s has been serving up Texas-style Bar-B-Q with all the “fixins” for thousands of customers and several dignitaries, including President H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev. In May 2009, Cousin’s Bar-B-Q was named one of four finalists in the ABC Good Morning America “Best Barbecue Challenge.” The restaurant also received awards for best beef ribs and the best sausage at the recent Texas Monthly BBQ Festival in Austin.
Located at the southwest corner of Heritage Trace Parkway and Riverside Drive, Heritage Marketplace at Alliance Town Center is also home to the new 123,000 square-foot Kroger Marketplace, which will open in January.
A joint development of Trademark and Hillwood, Alliance Town Center is located along the east side of Interstate 35W between North Tarrant Parkway and Heritage Trace Parkway. The 300-acre development is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation over the past decade. Many restaurants and stores already have reached sales levels that are among the best for their respective companies.
More than 20 companies occupy more than 700,000 square feet at Alliance Town Center. In addition to Cousin’s Bar-B-Q and the Kroger Marketplace, retailers include Bank of Texas, Belk, Best Buy, Cheddar’s, Dress Barn, Eye Masters, Freebirds World Burrito, Hobby Lobby, Jason’s Deli, JCPenney, Justice, Kincaid’s, Kirkland’s, Mattress Firm, McDonald’s, PetSmart, Rack Room, Rue 21, Sam Moon, Smoothie King, Sports Clips, Ulta, Wells Fargo, and Which Wich.
Alliance Town Center is part of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development that also includes the Alliance Global Logistics Hub, the corporate campuses and golf courses of Circle T Ranch, the Monterra Village apartment home community, and the single-family communities of Heritage, Saratoga and Vaquero. AllianceTexas houses more than 7,800 single-family homes and 229 companies that have built more than 31 million square feet and created 28,000 jobs.
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